Hee hee, I too thought I was the only one. I found the site in Feb and apart from a couple of months when I was without a computer I visit at least once a day. When I found the site I was addicted to the photos for a couple of months until I found the forum. I have just had a look and I'm horrified to discover that I have done 806 posts since Feb. Wild. I agree that it's especially intriguing to see what the replies have been. I sometimes post in anger and check back by peeking through a pinhole in a piece of cardboard. Other times it's really gratifying. By the same token, I've learned a hell of a lot since I've been here.
I don't do nearly as many now because, like the excellent Bob Bradley said, I would be repeating myself (in fact I think I started repeating myself after post 478) (approx). I don't want to post anything trivial - anyone remember that guy who kept doing about eight posts a day, all of them like, "what kind of door handles do the toilets on 727s have?" (a direct quote), and, "what colour seats did the following airliners have?", then list literally a hundred different types, including real gems like Empire (upstate NY) F28s and every different generation of Delta 727.
Or that guy who was before my time, who convinced everyone he was a United 767 captain, but blew it when he insisted that Mach numbers in the cruise were measured as "M0.082" instead of "M0.82". He turned out to be a travel agent, but in his airline captain incarnation had been going onto Swissair 111 websites and telling grieving relatives all these terrible untruths about airline ops etc. There was this incredibly long thread I found in the archives where another forum contributor had done some astonishing cyber-detective work to uncover all this, and in the meantime our deluded travel agent friend had been slandering other members here and causing all kinds of ructions. If I could remember a name I would recommend any recent arrivals check it out, it was an amazing story. Anyone remember?
Special mention must go to JETPILOT, the only forum member who deserves the capital letters. Now that you're with a respectable airline, sir, you're not half as angry as you used to be, but god you were on the money in the old days when 13 year old kids would stumble upon the site and flood it with crap and trivia and 'my sister hates 757s'. These kids would get the telling-off of their lives, and deserved every word. I believe the term is to 'flame' someone. This was like a bonfire, afterburner, whatever. Pretty hot, and side-splittingly funny. We are all in your debt, not just for some well-informed technical posts but keeping us free of being swamped by morons, all of whom were usually seen off pretty swiftly. The doorknob guy took a bit of dislodging but the rest usually knew when they had met their match.
Anyway, this site is the best on the web, it's completely addictive, thank you Johann and all the members for making it so interesting. And happy Christmas, while I'm feeling so charitable. Aw, spesh.
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